samedi 7 janvier 2017

Amman to host EuroMed Hackathon on eco-efficiency in agro

Amman will host the first Euro-Mediterranean Hackathon on eco-efficiency in the agro-food chain, scheduled for December 14 and 15 in the Jordanian capital city.

The event will see 30 young innovators presenting their project ideas aimed at making a strategic impact in the field of agro-food chain sustainability to an expert jury panel that will determine three winners.

The Euro-Med Hackathon is aimed at Euro-Med cooperation in research and innovation, especially in the three "social challenges": water, nutrition, and energy.

The 30 young competitors come from 10 Mediterranean countries - Algeria, Egypt, France, Jordan, Greece, Iraq, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia and Turkey - and their projects range from social farming for refugee camps in Palestine to optimising water use.

The event was coordinated by the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari, which is the Italian headquarters of the Paris-based International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM).

The event's winners will have the opportunity to take part in the 3rd Seeds&Chips global food innovation summit to be held in Milan on May 8-11 of next year, where they can meet with investors, companies, universities and research centres from around the world.

"We're proud to be able to make our contribution to the development of innovative project ideas by young people from the Mediterranean countries," said Seeds&Chips founder and president Marco Gualtieri.

"Seeds&Chips was born from the idea of facilitating the creation of a global ecosystem matching food innovators with the research and business world," Gualtieri said. (ANSAmed).

Source of article Ansamed

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